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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David N. Wecht. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David N. Wecht.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has blocked the General Assembly’s bid to force Gov. Tom Wolf to end the COVID-19-related state of emergency he declared earlier this year, finding their efforts do not pass constitutional muster.

In a 4-3 decision Wednesday, the justices ruled in Wolf v. Scarnati that a resolution the Legislature passed in June seeking to compel Wolf to end the emergency cannot be enforced without being submitted to the governor to be signed or vetoed.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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